Apple iPhone owners can then bring up the magnifying glass

Written by Kamil Arli

THE Apple iPhone is full of hidden tricks and features – but here’s one you probably don’t know about that could become invaluable. 

Apple iPhone owners probably think they are familiar with the many features of iOS  – with the operating system having been around for almost a decade.

However, one brand new feature has recently been unearthed which you probably don’t know about.


The Apple iPhone has a hidden magnifying glass feature that is tucked away inside the accessibility menu.

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It instantly turns your iPhone into a magnifying glass, providing invaluable help when you’re having trouble reading or seeing things.

Once enabled all you need to do to turn on the feature is to tap the home button three times to get a bigger view of life on the iPhone screen.To turn on the magnifying glass on your Apple iPhone, first click on Settings and then choose General.

In the next menu select Accessibility and click on Magnifier.

All you then need to do is turn that setting on.

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The Apple iPhone magnifying glass can be turned on in the settings section

Apple iPhone owners can then bring up the magnifying glass after it’s been enabled by clicking the home button three times.You can then use the slider tool at the bottom of the screen to zoom in closer or pull further back.

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You can also press the circular button in the centre to take a shot of the magnified image, which you can then inspect further.

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The Apple iPhone magnifying glass can be turned on in the Accessibility section of the Settings app

Apple iPhone magnifying glass


This is what the magnifying glass looks like on the Apple iPhone

Earlier this year uncovered a secret one-handed keyboard that was hidden away in iOS – but Apple WON’T let you use it.It has been in every iPhone since the introduction of iOS 8 back in September 8 – but the feature has never been made public.

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While in January another Apple Easter egg emerged – that could only be used on one day of the year.

When iPhone and iPad users typed ‘Happy Chinese New Year’ into the Messages app and pressed send the screen transformed before their eyes.

Sending the celebratory message will cause fireworks to explode across your screen, with the effect given a red and gold Chinese-themed touch.

A similar trick appeared at New Year’s – when colourful firew

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Kamil Arli

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